Lafayette, CO
Crime Rates



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Lafayette, CO crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Lafayette is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Lafayette is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Lafayette is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Colorado, Lafayette has a crime rate that is higher than 74% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Lafayette to other communities of similar population, then Lafayette crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Lafayette does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Lafayette does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Lafayette.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Lafayette occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Lafayette; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 429. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Lafayette's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Lafayette a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Lafayette is one in 40.

Lafayette Crime Data

 

Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Lafayette Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

66

711

777

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.33

25.10

27.43

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lafayette 2.33
Colorado 3.68

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 429

in Lafayette

1 in 272

in Colorado

Lafayette VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 28,328
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 24 7 35
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.85 0.25 1.24

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lafayette 25.10
Colorado 27.02

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Lafayette

1 in 37

in Colorado

Lafayette Property CRIMES

Population: 28,328
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 65 607 39
Rate per 1,000 2.29 21.43 1.38

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Lafayette Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Lafayette 81
Colorado 46